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mkell
08-30-2005, 10:00 PM
I am designing an enclosure for my sub and amps and I need some ideas on what to use to get a shiny/reflective black for the main part of the wall. I was thinking maybe like a piece of plexiglass and use some low % windwo tint? Any suggestion?

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-30-2005, 10:05 PM
Plexiglass is the only thing you should put there, because it will ensure a seal and it will not break. Tint will work fine, I think you want a high % number, so it would be lighter..

mkell
08-30-2005, 10:17 PM
Should I use thick plexi for the whole front, or just lay it over a normal wood constructed front?

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-30-2005, 10:19 PM
You should set the plexi glass into an MDF frame, it will look much better. And yes, get thick plexi, at least 1/2"

mkell
08-30-2005, 10:22 PM
Okay. thanks for the help. I'm not doing it myself, but I just wanted to give my installer exact plans and everything to follow. That way he doesn't need time to figure everything out and will keep the hourly rate down :)

Also, can you sand the finish of plexi to give it a fogged appearance? There are 2 small areas that I may want something like this to be done.

joeldirt
08-30-2005, 10:24 PM
you may be able to use a gell coat resin with a black pigment in it. Will come out smooth and glossy black. Should look really good. YOu can also use a carbon fiber laminate over the front of the box. THat would also look nice. Plexi Glass tinted would be more noticeable if it were to be scratched imo.

bri487
08-30-2005, 10:39 PM
why not fiberglass?

Eugenics
08-30-2005, 10:43 PM
you could skin lemans...















































... im just kidding

bri487
08-30-2005, 10:44 PM
you could skin lemans...






... im just kidding


that is so ****ed up, lol




i like it.

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-30-2005, 11:03 PM
why not fiberglass?


He wants it to be transparent...

bri487
08-31-2005, 10:36 AM
He wants it to be transparent...

hmm, that fogged type appearance can also be achieved with chemicals. i know break cleaner will do it. i think a few lights behind that would look hella sick.

djman37
08-31-2005, 10:41 AM
look at select product's web site, www.selectproducts.com they have what you seek. Then again, most local glass shops will too.